Winnie Harlow talks about starting up a romance with LA Laker Kyle Kuzma during COVID-19 quarantine

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Winnie Harlow talks about starting up a romance with LA Lakers beau Kyle Kuzma during height of COVID-19 quarantine

Resident dancer and co-executive producer Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss guest hosts The Ellen DeGeneres Show airing Tuesday, June 8th. 

Top model Winnie Harlow is among the guests, who sits down and dishes about how she started her romance with now boyfriend and NBA player Kyle Kuzma while in the height of COVID-19 quarantine.  

And it turns out, they may have never hooked up as a couple if it hadn’t been for the patient persistence of the LA Lakers power forward.

The 411: Winnie Harlow, 26, dishes on starting a romance with new beau Kyle Kuzma during the height of the COVID-19 quarantine on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that airs Tuesday, June 8th

The 411: Winnie Harlow, 26, dishes on starting a romance with new beau Kyle Kuzma during the height of the COVID-19 quarantine on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that airs Tuesday, June 8th

Harlow was all smiles as she gushed about being on the Ellen set for the first time dressed in a blue minidress and heels.

But it didn’t take long before the subject turned to her relationship with Kuzma. 

‘So I got a DM a year prior from my boyfriend, and I had never seen it. I don’t know what was the glitch in the system with Instagram is but that never came up for me,’ she said of their hook-up near-miss. 

‘A year later, at the top of quarantine, he DM’d me again; posted a picture of me in an outfit and I was like, “Oh, hi.” He shot his shot and slid in the DM.’

Harlow was all smiles as she gushed about being on the Ellen set for the first time dressed in a blue minidress and heels

Harlow was all smiles as she gushed about being on the Ellen set for the first time dressed in a blue minidress and heels

Almost never happened: 'So I got a DM a year prior from my boyfriend, and I had never seen it. I don't know what was the glitch in the system with Instagram is but that never came up for me,' she told guest host Stephen 'tWitch' Boss of their hook-up near-miss

Almost never happened: ‘So I got a DM a year prior from my boyfriend, and I had never seen it. I don’t know what was the glitch in the system with Instagram is but that never came up for me,’ she told guest host Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss of their hook-up near-miss

Their conversation started with small talk as the world was under the grips of the fast-moving deadly virus. 

‘So that was cute and I was like “oh hey, how’s quarantine been?’ And yea, we just starting talking from there,’ the Canada native explained.

‘And then, after about a month on Facetime for 24 hours ever single day, he was like “you got to come to LA,” and I’ve been in LA ever since. That was a year ago, exactly.’ 

Harlow also talked about the couple’s height difference, which is somewhat unusual considering she’s a 5ft9in model.

‘Kyle is a basketball player and he is like, 6ft11in or 6ft10in or something,’ she said while breaking into laughter as she looked up at the picture on the studio monitor of herself being dwarfed by her beau.

Despite being unknowingly shunned by Harlow, Kuzma shot her another DM a year later

Despite being unknowingly shunned by Harlow, Kuzma shot her another DM a year later

‘He’s really tall. Every time I post a picture of video of us everyone’s like, “Oh my god, I stand the height difference, oh my got, I shift that.” It’s cute, I love it.’   

Harlow also chatted about about doing an episode of Fearless with  fellow model, Ashley Graham.

‘For work, I usually have to do runways and photoshoots, so it was really nice to do something that was so meaningful and that touched someone,’ she explained to the guest host about the experience.

‘So that was an amazing experience; I love that.’

The catwalk queen also gave her thoughts on being considered a role model, and how she got through a photoshoot with cats when she has an allergy to felines.

New role: The model also talked about serving as a judge on the new season of Making The Cut

New role: The model also talked about serving as a judge on the new season of Making The Cut

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